Last night was a proud night for the Dearborn Public Schools family! Dr. Glenn Maleyko was honored as the Superintendent of the Year. The Michigan Superintendent of the Year is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement, and student success. It has been a privilege to work with a leader like Dr. Maleyko, a leader who views education as a passion and not just a job. Congratulations!
In addition, STEM Middle School was also recognized as the only middle school in Michigan to receive the Distinguished Blue Ribbon Award! Congratulations to the hard working team of parents, staff, and students that work hard try their best everyday demonstrating excellence in citizenship and achievement!
It was a privilege to be present to see both of these awards honored last night.
It is that time of year again! The first snow of the season is upon us. Here are a few reminders about recess and line up policy for the winter season.
As long as the real feel is 20 degrees (F) or above and not actively snowing, students will be going/lining up outside. Please see the following websites for information on the benefits of children playing outside in the winter:
Children will be allowed to play on the snow provided they have the proper attire. This includes snow pants, boots, gloves/mittens, hats and scarves. These items should be worn on a daily basis in the winter to ensure students are appropriately dressed for the weather. If students are dressed properly, they can enjoy the fun that this season can bring. Remember layers!
Let’s get ready for another Michigan winter! Bundle up and warm up the Hot Cocoa
Our first step in establishing the student council initiative has begun at Howard Elementary. Today, student leaders went into all classes 1-5 grade to let them know that the student council initiative will be starting soon. Through this initiative we will be providing the opportunity for students to have a voice in the school. Our Council will be comprised of a 5th grade president, 4th grade vice-president, and senators from each classroom. We are very excited to be able to build this initiative. Ms. Szalai will be serving as the student council adviser. Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks!
The student leadership teams at DHS, EFHS and FHS are working jointly to fight hunger again. Howard Elementary is joining in to support to fight hunger locally via the Battle Against Hunger in order to help assist these student leadership teams. This year all cans and money raised will support Zaman International and Amity. Our collective goal is 30,000 cans and $7500. The Battle Against Hunger will begin on Monday the 12th of November and end Friday the 16th of November. We are kicking off this Battle with a Turkey Trot at Ford Field on Saturday, see the attached Flyers for more information.
Students who attended Dearborn’s Homecoming were able to enter a raffle sponsored by the DFT to win books for their entire class. Howard 5th Grader, Jack, was the Elementary School winner! The DFT representatives came to visit the class with a great selection of books for the students to choose from. Thank you to the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.
We are still in need of donations and volunteers for our Election Day Bake Sale! Please sign up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054baeaf2ea6fc1-election
Donations of baked goods may be dropped off in the school office today or by 7am Tuesday morning.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 2, 2018 is a HALF DAY for ELEMENTARY students ONLY!
Students will be dismissed at 11:45
Here are some tips from the National Safety Council (https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/autumn/halloween) to stay safe tonight!
To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list ofHalloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won’t cause safety hazards.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
- Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
When They’re on the Prowl
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
- Agree on a specific time children should return home
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street
Safety Tips for Motorists
NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween